- Words Ryan Cahill
The Nottingham musician concludes his visual trilogy with his latest release.
For his past three releases, Nottingham-based rapper HEX has created a striking visual trilogy in collaboration with KC Locke (IMDDB and BRYN). The final offering is the video for “Canadian Drip”, the latest single from the rising talent.
The video sees the rapper journeying from his hometown to Toronto, all while idealising the Canadian gal he’s fallen in love with. The key theme of the series is the complexity of long-distance love, and how insane it can make people feel. With contrasting hues and striking visuals, there seems to be an Nicolas Winding Refn aesthic coherent throughout, reminscent of films like Drive and Only God Forgives. The video is the perfect end to the collaborative series between the musician and director.
F0r HEX, it’s an opportunity to showcase his killer flow and ability to bend the boundaries of R&B and rap. His ability to explore different genres has caught the attention of English Indie-Rockers Alt-J, who tapped him for a collaboration in the form of “Adeline” which was part of their Reduxer project, a collection of hip-hop remixes from their album, Relaxer.
When it comes to regional talent, HEX is at the top of the list. He might be out of the London-bubble, but there’s no chance of escaping his hypnotic stage presence and fierce vocal ability. With a faultless flow and a creative mind to match, there’s going to be no stopping this lad in 2019.